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Knockshinnock Castle CollieryPit, Knockshinnoch Castle, New Cumnock, Ayrshire, football

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Mining Subsidence as Knockshinnock Castle CollieryPit head prayers as the rescue team go down. Rescuers saved a 116 miners trapped underground for more than 24 hours in the Knockshinnoch Castle colliery at New Cumnock in Ayrshire, Scotland.Thirteen other men who were separated from the main group were killed.The men became trapped when a field about the size of a football pitch collapsed, forming a crater about 300 ft by 200 ft and about 50 ft deep. It sent liquid peat cascading into the mine, blocking the way out. DM 9/9/1950SP 10/9/1950Photo 8/9/1950XP00025810/13

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Keywords Accidents,Coal Mining,Colliery,Religion,Praying,Rescue,1950s
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